Pursuing YOUR Dreams is not Daydreaming

When most people think of a dream, the vision is lofty with clouds, in a sunset or shooting stars. It’s a great picture to envision, but it’s not the reality of it. That beautiful experience will happen after you truly submit to your dream, and you’ve had completed several milestones. Until then, you are only dreaming about the dream.

To get started, you need to fully submit to your dream. Eat, sleep, drink, and think about it all day/night long.

Pursuing a dream requires all of you. Meaning, you have to be 100% committed to it- nothing less.

Taking the Plunge

Once you begin the journey, the natural process of thoughts and feelings will turn into a swirling emotional wind of impatience, confusion, happiness, anxiousness, loneliness, and zeal. In some instances, you may have nothing to show for it at this time. Like I said in my first article, there will be sacrifices.

But how do you know if you’re on the right path? Here are some indicators:

  • You will do it for free if all your responsibilities were sufficed
  • It will change the world you live in
  • You can’t stop thinking about it
  • Depending on the dream, there are no business models or blueprints to follow
  • You may have few, if any, supporters
  • You can write about it all day
  • There’s not an answer to a question you can’t find
  • Not quitting when success is not expedient

Unfortunately, most people quit before seeing results. Plan on spending at least 100 to 150 hours on your aspiration before you start seeing the results you need. The vision will become clearer, and the pathway will be created for everyone to see.

Stay Patient

Lastly, put a timeline on your vision and deadlines on tasks. I use Todist and Evernote to keep me on track. You don’t need to use an app if paper works best- just use something to keep you on tasked and focused.

DON’T GET DISCOURAGED!

It took me many years to get traction with Dream Big Community Center. The supporters were few. We didn’t receive any grants, startup funds, or schools asking for our programs. I received many forms of rejection, but I didn’t stop. My vision was clear, but I used that constructive criticism to refine, tailor, and evolve.

AGAIN, DON’T GET DISCOURAGED- YOU CAN DO IT!

When I do get discouraged, I watch this video by Gary V to get me out of my feelings.

 

I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.

Nathan A. Webster, MBA
Mr. Social Entrepreneur
Consulting | Marketing | Websites



Author: nathanwebster
From a US Marine to nonprofit executive director, I've been fortunate to do a lot of stuff. My quick history is I’m a brand marketer with a background in social good. In the process of running a small educational nonprofit, I learned the value of storytelling and digital branding. That’s how I got involve in marketing, websites, consulting via my podcast as well, and being an adjunct business professor at the local community college.
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